Patterson, Mount


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Summit Elevation (m): 
3,197
Summit Elevation (ft): 
10,489
Elevation Gain (m): 
1400
Round Trip Time: 
11.50
Total Distance (km): 
15.00
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 3 : you fall, you break your leg
Difficulty Notes: 

Winter ascent includes serious avalanche risks. Learn how to manage these risks and perform avalanche burial rescues before attempting this trip.

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Trip Report

There are a few mountains that having been hanging around on my 'to-do' list ever since I first laid eyes on them or read someone else's trip report on ascending them. Some are really obvious like Mount Columbia or Mount Vaux, while others have just triggered something in me that makes me really want to stand on their summit. I first noticed Mount Patterson while descending Mount Weed across highway #93 in June of 2006. I don't really know why, but I love the way it rises above the valley with the Snowbird Glacier and rugged rock towers catching the light.

 


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